Monday, August 31, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures


Hello again! It's Monday morning. . . er. . . early afternoon. If you haven't gotten out of bed yet, don't bother.
I'm joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures, and Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Here they are in no particular order:
Up first. . . BOOKS! My little third grader is SO into reading right now. I just couldn't pass up these greats for him at .50 each.


Next comes this little goodie. We're calling her Ugly Bonnie (as to not copy from any well known television shows that may or may not be named something similar) I payed 7.99. I know, a little steep, but I knew that she wouldn't make it until 1/2 off day. Somebody else would have snatched her up by then.



The cute gal at the Goodwill checkout said, "oh, I've had my eye on this one for a while now."
I said, " yeah, it's getting a makeover, but it's cute isn't it?"

She said (with a small tear in her eye) "you're going to paint it? I think it's perfect just the way it is."

I felt a little guilty. But not too guilty. After all, she looks so much better now. Not the gal, the treasure chest. . . silly :) I sanded it, painted it, distressed it, lined it with burlap and stenciled the number on the outside.



Happy Monday!


19 comments:

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love the box! It looks so much better now!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

It's beautiful! You know I always feel weird buying from family or when family is at estate sales and Im going to redo something or maybe sell it... I mean I get weirded out. and sometimes dont sell something forever...

Tracy

Carrie said...

So cute!!!

I love the burlap inside. Great idea!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

a little bit vintage said...

Love, love, love your box make-over! Way too cute!

Smile,
Rachel~your fellow Arizonian :)

Traci said...

Love the little white box! Adorable!

Audra said...

Fabulous make over on the box! I always cringe when people ask me what I am going to do with my purchase, they might get a bit huffy with me :)

Deanna said...

Howdy from Kansas!
So glad to stop by and see what you're sharing on metmonday.
This was fun to see the box.
Good job!
d

Connie said...

That lady was crazy! The box looks 10 times better!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

You sure did a great job on that box! Warm wishes, Esther

mymonkeyhill said...

I say we could all use a makeover every now and then!

Best Life said...

Oh yes! It's so much better without the lighthouse scene! Great save! Lisa~

Kim said...

I love how the little trunk box turned out!!!

The Little Red Shop said...

Very cute project!

: )

Julie M.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Im a wee box collector. Love them.

Great tranformation.

I dont know if I have ever had the pleasure of you stopping by my blog... I would love you to stop by anytime.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Wendy said...

That is so pretty! I love it!

Kelee said...

That box is great!!!!!


love,kelee

Melissa said...

So cute! OK now i'm blog stalking you!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

I love what you've done with it! What a great treasure & treasure chest!

Super job!

Roeshel

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Oh, I love the burlap on the inside!

I get old ladies giving me orders in goodwill all the time. One demanded to know if I was going to put a real bird in a decorative birdcage. One got distressed when i told her I was painting over a picture of still life pears...